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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Have now visited Hildene 5 or 6 times over 20 years. It is a remarkably beautiful and historic site--not to be missed when in the Manchester, Vt., area or in the Berkshires, generally. They continue to improve the grounds. In the past few years a wonderful visitor center and a restored Pullman car were added. It's worth the trip just... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

3 different venues---house, goat farm and elite train car. My granddaughter loved it. You could go all over the house.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The house was great we had the guided tour and our tour guide was good and gave a lot of information about the home and the family. There is a goat farm and also a pullman and lots of walks to enjoy whilst you are there. A must if you visit Manchester!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Easy to do the self guided tour and gain a glimpse of life of the Lincoln family post 1864. The home is beautifully maintained and the view, one in a million. It is easy to see why it is a hot wedding venue!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent an interesting half day at Hildene. It is wonderful that this interesting old home has been saved. The house is lovely, with many original furnishings. The gardens are not huge, but are in excellent condition. Robert Lincoln was president of the Pullman Car company, and there is a beautifully restored Pullman car on the grounds. There is also... More

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Vestal, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was much more educational than I thought it would be and in a lovely setting. The artifacts housed in the collection were quite amazing in quantity and quality. The addition of the Pullman Car was especially interesting and the goat farm was fun too. The visitor center was a good place to cool off and we appreciated the availability... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

historic, fantastic views, goat farm, fully restored Pullman coach (the lear jet of its day). wonderul history and great family activity.

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Birmingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit in Manchester. Lots of history, education and beautiful gardens and a well preserved piece of history that the town folks have done a wonderful job. Well worth the time and effort to visit Hildene.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a great way to spend a sunny summer day. The history is very interesting and the grounds are absolutely beautiful!

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited this great mansion and most off the furniture is authentic. Staff can tell you a lot about the house and they know their business. Environment is lovely with a nice garden and in the middle of a forrest. You can park your car for free next to the property. Fee is 18 dollars each to visit Hildene itself.

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